Geraldine Ferraro

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Geraldine Ferraro

Geraldine Ferraro (Newburgh, Orange County, N.Y., August 26, 1935 - March 26, 2011, in Boston, Mass.[1]) was an American politician. She ran for Vice President in the 1984 US Presidential Election with Walter Mondale. She was the first woman to be a major party vice-presidential nominee. Mondale and Ferraro lost to Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, who won their second term. She was also a member of and politician from the Democratic Party. She served as a Congresswoman from New York, representing Queens in the 96th-98th Congresses (January 3, 1979-January 3, 1985[1]). Ferraro was also an attorney, assistant District Attorney[1] and teacher. Ferraro was a permanent member of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, from 1993 to 1996[1]

She died from multiple myeloma[1] (a type of cancer), twelve years after being diagnosed.[2]

Related pages[change | change source]

Ferraro, Geraldine A., with Linda Bird Francke. Ferraro: My Story. New Edition. Foreword by Marie C. Wilson. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2004.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Biographical directory of the United States Congress
  2. Woo, Elaine (March 26, 2011). "Geraldine Ferraro dies at 75; shattered political barrier for women as vice presidential nominee in 1984". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on December 27, 2011. Retrieved March 26, 2011.